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My Big Fake Wedding Jessica Hatch
The date is set. The guy is definitely not. When I entered a lottery to win a free wedding, I had no idea that I was about to be cheated on, and unceremoniously dumped, by my ex-boyfriend. So when I win, there’s just one teeny tiny problem… I have no one to walk down the aisle with. All I need to do now is find a husband. Simple, right?
Pavarotti and Pancakes Francesco Granieri
Pavarotti and Pancakes is a candid, yet genially rendered tale, of the struggles and victories of a young Italian-American, Francesco Granieri. A child of the 1980's, Francesco grows-up amidst the erosion of a warm, embracing family, subject to the chilling grip of a tenacious...
The Spa at Lavender Lane Phyllis Melhado
From her elegant atelier office, Nadia Demidova discreetly monitors the arrival of her latest guests. Legendary doyenne of the fabled Palm Springs getaway, she can always tell from the moment the women arrive, which ones will be problems. This group will not disappoint: a burned-out Fifth Avenue retail executive, a...
Hermit Jeffrey H. Ryan
When Jim Whyte settled outside the slate mining town of Monson, Maine in 1895, people hardly knew what to make of him. And almost 130 years later, we still don't. A world traveler that spoke six languages fluently, Whyte came to town with sacks full of money and a fierce desire to keep to...
Seasons of the Soul Nidhi Kaur
Seasons of the Soul is a collection of mystical love poetry. The writing reflects the inner state of a soul as it emerges from a deep darkness of longing for love into a peaceful awakening. The poems have a mysterious aroma and an unprecedented passion that will captivate your heart...
Harriet: A Jane Austen Variation Alice McVeigh
Emma, a privileged young heiress, decides to mentor Harriet Smith, a pretty boarding-school pupil, and to matchmake her as eligibly as she can… But how is she to guess that Harriet has a secret? Meanwhile, the brilliant, penniless Jane Fairfax consents to a clandestine engagement with Frank Churchill – though not daring to...
In Sight of the Mountain Jamie McGillen
In the devastating aftermath of the 1889 Great Seattle Fire, nineteen-year-old Anna Gallagher faces considerable pressure to marry well and soon. She has two serious suitors: a well-meaning but condescending doctor, and an evasive fisherman who challenges her mind...
The Language of Whisky David McNicoll
Whisky, or "whiskey" if you prefer, is a billion-dollar industry that spans the globe; it is made from New York to Tasmania. Although whisky is an umbrella term that includes everything from Bourbon to Irish and back again, it is most synonymous with Scotch and its success as a brand. But, how did an obscure...
Relationship Should Be 50/50 Elizabeth Edionwe
An interpersonal relationship is a bond between two or more people. But, have you ever wondered why these relationships become hard, exhausting and often times toxic? Join me on a revealing journey to understanding the truth behind relationships, and the source of happiness.
Inside Our Days Michele Merens
Liked by Westchester Book Club! A happily married woman abruptly flees home and family after receiving a dire health diagnosis. As Bree Durning rejects all offers of help and instead becomes preoccupied with her own blindsiding memories, even her psychologist-trained husband is tested to his limits as he struggles...
Thoreau: A Life Laura Dassow Walls
"Walden. Yesterday I came here to live." That entry from the journal of Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would be enough to place him in the American pantheon. But there was much more to Thoreau than his brief experiment in living at Walden Pond. A member of the vibrant circle...
The World in a Grain Vince Beiser
A finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award – The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world—sand—and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other—even more than...
From Cowgirl to Congress Mila Johansen
An eyewitness account of Jessie Haver Butler, a suffragist on the front lines of the women’s movement in 1920—with Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt. During her long life devoted to women’s rights, Jessie lectured alongside George Bernard Shaw, Eleanor Roosevelt...
Api's Berlin Diaries Gabrielle Robinson
Moving and provocative, Api's Berlin Diaries offers a personal perspective on the fall of Berlin 1945 and the far-reaching aftershocks of the Third Reich. After her mother's death, Robinson found her grandfather's diaries and discovered that he had been a member of the Nazi party. Her memoir juxtaposes her grandfather's harrowing account serving as...
Mother Mother Jessica O'Dwyer
Contemporary art museum curator Julie Cowan achieves her dream of motherhood through adoption, but her life is far from perfect. Her pathologist husband, Mark, is distracted at work, while her hotshot new museum director boss doubts Julie's curatorial chops. And Julie's young son, Juan, may never recover from trauma...
Susan: A Jane Austen Prequel Alice McVeigh
Familiar characters abound - Frank Churchill, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Darcy himself - but Susan - mischievous and manipulative - is the star. This is Austen that even Austen might have loved, with a touch of Georgette Heyer in the romantic sections. Fans of Bridgerton will also relish this classic...
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